South Carolina beach
Trip Start Jun 05, 2010
68Trip End Aug 13, 2010
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Where I stayed
Hilton Head Harbor RV resort and marina
Note: Later, I got on the phone with the guy that installed the brake. We tried to troubleshoot it to no avail. I’m going to try and find a shop soon to look at this. I’m not sure about the “check engine” light. When I unplugged the trailer from the truck the light went off. I don’t know what to make of that.
Because of “white outs”, we had to pull off 2 more time before arriving at our destination in Hilton Head, SC. At one of the stops, Vi and I finally explored one of the many “firework super stores” we’ve been passing by. Damn….! These fireworks have come a long way since I shopped for them 10 years ago in Nevada. You can purchase, for between $50 and $75, a box of TNT that looks about the size of a case of beer with a fuse hanging out one side. Real pro stuff. It warns on the side that it will set off car alarms! I might be bringing a couple of these home to Cali with me. As I was purchasing my $2 worth of sparklers, I asked the lady at the counter where I can light off that big box of works. She said I can let 'em go in just about any parking lot, no special occasion required, and no permits needed either! I find this a little hard to believe but it seems to be the attitude in most of the states we’ve passed through. I like fireworks.
We got into our RV resort around 6pm and it’s pretty sick. It’s got a marina attached and is a privately owned park, with swimming pools, yacht club and 5 star restaurant (the Sunset Grille, which we are trying to make reservations for on Monday morning).
We spent a day at a nearby beach. The temp was in the upper 80’s and the water seemed even warmer. Not refreshing. Very little waves here too. They had some “toys” to rent and I tried to rent a sailboat but was shot down because the winds were a little brisk. We hung out and played for a few hours then headed back to camp. The beach was much more crowded here compared to St Augustine. A big resort hotel (Holiday Inn, I think it was?) is on the beach here and they have a bar and music. It’s much more of a resort atmosphere here. The towns are made up of real crisp and new buildings and signs painted in earth tones only. Even the fast food restaurants are brown. There appears to be lots of malls and golf courses. Not much character but real clean. We preferred the funky beach towns of St Augustine but this place wasn’t bad. A pretty good storm blew in and is still here as I type this.
We’re off to check out Charleston tomorrow. We are loosely plotting out the rest of our trip. We are planning on taking a Northern route back to California and realizing we won’t have the time to zigzag down to the Midwest like we had planned. I’m bummed because we have a lot of family down that way that we wanted to visit with and Vi and I wanted to show Vonnie my Dad’s home town in Wolbach, Ne. We’ll have to save that trip for next Summer, maybe.